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Social Studies

Learn About Judaism: What Is Purim?

Hear the story of Queen Esther, and how she saved the Jewish people from the villain Haman!
Caroline Esther, MA, MS
135 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
30 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

•.      Students will learn about the origins of Purim
•	Students will hear and understand the Purim story
•	Students will learn about the Purim traditions children celebrate in the United States, 
        and around the world
•	Students will have a chance to casually interact with peers around a shared learning goal
•	Students will practice using their listening skills and (time permitting) their speaking skills 
I have an MA in Jewish Studies from the University of Indiana-Bloomington, and completed several other academic Jewish Studies and Religious Studies classes, at the graduate level.  I was also raised Jewish, and I taught Hebrew/religious school for several years.  Outschool is a secular platform, and this class takes an academic and secular approach to all topics.
Please bring paper, and crayons or markers to class!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The Purim story contains violent and/or possibly scary elements, including mentions of death, hanging, etc.  I do not focus on these aspects, but they are integral to the story and may also come up in class conversation.

This is a secular and inclusive class about Jewish holidays and cultural traditions. All students are welcome.  No prior knowledge is required.


Caroline Esther, MA, MS
Lives in the United States
Friendly Learning
135 total reviews
217 completed classes

About Me

Hello parents and students,

I’ve worked with and taught many different kids and teens, from a broad range of families. Whether teaching online or in person, I always strive to help my students feel relaxed and accepted as they learn!

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